Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Walnut Candle stand
I finally got the full size version finished. Well not exactly finished. It still needs a few more layers of finish and some TLC but it will be done by Christmas which is good because I'm sure my sister wants it.
It's made from Walnut. I had subtle redesign from my miniature. The center spindle had a defect so I had to shrink it in diameter more than I had planned. I wasn't happy with the feet on the mini so I changed the angles, made the foot narrower and tapered the thickness from 1" to 3/4" as it goes to the feet.
The glue up on the table top went well and the joint is almost invisible. There's just a very slight telltale on one end due to the grain running not quite parallel. considering this is the first table top I've done in about 5 years I was happy.
As a turner I wanted to add my own touch so I turned the bottom of the table and added texture using the Sorby texturing tool. I turned the wood that holds the top on 3 axis, one center and then one for each screw. I also added the finial on the bottom.